Sunday, November 20, 2011

NY "Occupier" Has a Real Job

Interesting--particularly if Deloitte is charging this out to a client.

The $700-per-night W Hotel Downtown last week hosted both Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee, and Brad Spitzer, a California-based analyst who not only secretly took part in protests during a week-long business trip but offered shelter to protesters in his swanky platinum-card room.

... Spitzer, 24, an associate at financial-services giant Deloitte, which netted $29 billion in revenue last year, admitted he joined the protest at Zuccotti Park several times.

“I’m staying here for work,” said Spitzer, dressed down in a company T-shirt and holding a backpack and his suitcase. “I do finance, but I support it still.”

Yes, hotels in NYC are waaaaaayyyyyyy overpriced; a close acquaintance stayed in the Tribeca neighborhood and was hit up for $450/night--and shared the room with lotsa bugs.  Helluva deal.

HT:  Zippers

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